View Full Version : Martin Style 2 period correct tuners?

11-17-2018, 08:00 AM
Anyone know which tuners are correct for a 1932-33 Style 2 soprano? Would the be the Kluson type?

11-17-2018, 08:06 AM
You mean as opposed to tuning pegs? Yes, I believe so, I have a 33 or 34 style 0 and it has friction tuners.
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11-17-2018, 08:31 AM
Thanks for the reply. I do think that the Style 2 has friction, but wondering if they were Waverly's or Kluson. I am considering swapping originals or replicas of the period.

11-17-2018, 08:33 AM
Yes, those are the ones I am looking for that you have pictured. Are those Waverlys? The hex nuts were used on those from the early 30's?

11-17-2018, 09:37 AM
Don't know what brand they are, haven't seen any markings. I might sell them, I have some Gotohs to put on it, it's not a collectible, but a fun player and gotohs would make it easier and more fun to play.

Jerome collector
11-17-2018, 10:20 AM
According to Walsh & King's The Martin Ukulele, the Style 2 used Grover Simplex tuners with white buttons starting in 1927. During WWII wooden pegs were used and then replaced by Kluson keystone tuners in 1946.

11-17-2018, 02:51 PM
Future owners will consult the Walsh & King book. If you want it as a collector piece use the Grover no 94 Simplex. If as a great playing and somewhat eye candy soprano, use a quality new friction or Gotohs, for heaven sake don't put ear on it.

11-18-2018, 03:32 PM
Thanks everyone. I believe I'll replace them with the Grover Sta-Tite pegs from Stewmac. They look quite close to the Simplex 92's. I'll post images of the acquired 1934 Martin soon for NUD.